Wednesday, June 18, 2008

British Casualties in Afghanistan - Updates for May 2008

Updates of casualty data for May 2008 have now been published by the casualty monitor project for British forces in Afghanistan. Please bear in mind that the data from May does not include the recent sharp upturn in British fatalities.

The trend in combat casualties remained steady between January and April with a suggestion of a slight downwards trend. However, this trend has reversed in May and indications are that the conflict may now be entering a new phase in terms of the casualty risk for UK forces.